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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Wednesday, Mat 7, 1890.
TUlDCjCiRTSK STATB DtXOCBAS-TC ClK- )
BAt CoMMtTTBI OF ILLINOIS, V
Caicaeo, 111., March ih, 1890.
. The Democratic State Central Committee mrt
at the Palmer house in this citr on the 6th day of
March, 1H9U. and authorized the Issuance of "the
The democrats of llVrjols will meet to Hate
f convention at Springfield on Wednevdar, Jnne 4,
1890. for the purpose of nominating candidate for
the fnl'owtng etate offleere to be voted for on Toet-
dsy, November 4ih, 1890, to-wit;
one 1 reanrer,
ne Surerinterdent of Public TrmtrnrMon. and
Three Trustees ol the University of Illinois
At the meeting of the state central committee
the following roHolntion was passed, and an ex-
ftresslon of views, a in said resolution asked, is
nvllcd. Tho chairman and secretary of each
county convention are requested to report the ac
tion of their respective conventions to the secre
tary of the state central committee as soon as It
may he had. The resolntion is aa follows:
"Inasmnrh as the propriety of nominating a
candidate for the United states senate by the
state convention has been extensively agitated
throughout the state. It is suggested to conntv
conventions, to consider the expediency of such
a eonrae and Instruct their delegates accordingly "
Each county shall be entitled to one delegate
for esch four hundred votes can for Cleveland
and Thnrman at the last presidential election,
and one delegate for each fractional part thereof
of two hundred votes or more,
OEORGK M HAYXES, Secretary.
Under this call the Eleventh congressional
dUtrlct Is entitled to delegates as follows: Kork
Island ft; MeroerS; Hendt-rsont; Warren 5; Mc
Djnough8; Schuyler 5; Hancock 10.
Qtteon Victoria received Henry M. Stan
ley at Windsor Tuesday.
Tlie strike of tailors at London now in
cludes M0 men, and the number is grow
ing. The crop report in the hands of the
Kanta agricultural department are very
The town of Ijcthnni, a few miles west
of Monticello, Ills., was almost destroyed
by fire Tuetday.
Signs point almost certaiuly to the elec
tion of John G. Carlisle as the successor
of the late Senator Beck.
Broker James Burt, of New York, was
awarded tlii.VXJO .uesday in a eS,s n) libel
suit against The Boston Advertiser.
Severe frosts occurred at several points
in Illinois Monday niht. The fruit crop
In Galosburg and vicinity has buffered a
O. M. Thuiie is under arrest at Port land,
Ore., for embezzling S10,(.M from manufac
turers who employed him as agent at
Minor, N. D.
John T. Hi key, a 13 year-old boy, died
at the Wells Memorial hospital, New
York, Tuesday from the effects of cigar
The city election nt St. Paul, Minn., wag
carried by the lv-tnnr-rat. The new Aus
tralian ballot law whs in force, and was
Tbe bill for the abolition of the death
peualty in New Yol k is dead itself, the
enate Judiciary committee huving post
poned it indeiitiitely.
Mm. Jefferson lnis bus announced to
her personal frieii.ls south the coming
marriage of her daughter Winnie U Al
fred Wilkinson, of Syracuse, X. Y.
fien. Alger, commander-in-chief of the
O. A. It., accompanied by Sirs. Alger, Mrs.
John A. l.oga!i, and others, arrived ut
Chicago Tuesday from his trip west.
Twolioys of 15. named Craddick and
PU-kett, shot into an Ohio aud Missis
sippi train. ?u nr 1'ana, Ills., Tuesday. No
liody was hurt. Pickett was arrested.
Mrs. Kllcn Jewell, nn Englishwoman
wbo lost her hiihaiid at Albiunieruue. N
M., recently, Ism me insane from grief at
Kansas City lule on her nay to Englnnd,
Ex-President Hayes presided at the
meeting of trustees of the Slater educa
tional fund ut New York. Tuesday
Marked advances in the introduction of
industrial training in the south were re
James Marine, a New York resilient, was
luterrupted at prayer bv Frank Ouinn.
who was spoiling for a fight, lie got what
he wanted, for Marine used a bras cruci
fix over (Juinn's head and cut his sculp
open lor tiiree incite.
Arguments were made Tuesday in the
case ort omruander McCalla, of the United
States ship Enterprise, before the court
martial ut New York. The case is now
In the hands of the court, but their
verdict will not be known until the secre
tary of the navy has paused upon it.
That Entente at Little Rock.
Little Rock, Ark., May 7. Carroll
Armstrong, the lawyer who precipitated a
scene of confusion before the congression
al Investigating committee Monday by the
use of abusive language to Judge Mc
Clure, apologized to the committee yester
day morning, and it is believed that no
further trouble will come from the inci
dent. Will Sell Original Package.
Atlantic, la.. May 7. S. J. Applegate
yesterday received a car-load of liquor, in
cluding beer, wine, whisky, etc., under the
"original package" decision. The liquor
will 1 stored at Applegate Bros.' cold
afcorage warehouse. S. J. Applegate is fix
ing up one 'of his store-rooms on Chestnut
street for an office and "sample-room."
Referee Merits Out of Jail.
New Yor:K, May 7 Joseph Meeks, the
referee who figured so prominently in the
Flack conspiracy case, was yesterday re
leased from the Tombs, he having served
bis thirty days and puid his fine of IWio im
puted upon him by Judge Barrett.
Celebrated Her 103d Birthday.
WAsniVGTOX, Conn., May 7. Mrs. Betsy
Averill, the oldest inhabitant of the state
and the oldest pensioDer of the United
States, celebrated her 103d birthday Mon
day. She is in good health.
.Summoned to a Ileal h-Hed.
WASWSf.TOS ClTV. May 7. First As
sistant Postmaster General Clurkson, ac
companied by Mrs. Clurkson, lft Wash
ington ut 7:40 o'clock lust evening for Des
Moines, la., in response to a telegram
stating that Mr. Clarkson's father was
dangerously ill. The elder Mr. Clurkson
la more than SO years old. He lias been
failing for several months.
An Edict Against Ilik Making.
ELIZABETH, X. J., May 7. Judge Van
Sickle, at tbe opening of the Muy term of
the Union court, directed the grand jury
to bring indictments against all book
mukers doing business at the race tracks
of the New Jersey Jockey club and the
Linden association. 'Horse racing," he
said, "is not against the luw of New Jer
sey, but book making is."
The Arlington National bnuk of Law
rence, I'. (.., has been authorized to com
mence business with a capital of (100,000.
Seorge W Alden. Chicago journal
1st, was aont up for three years at Detroit I
1 T;.;;;.y for h urine two extra wives.
The Iseath Herora.
Etakuton. III., May 7 Joseph R.
Cummings. president of tbe Northwestern
Uni?er8ity, died suddenly this morning of
Iuy degeneration of the heart. Under
Doctor CuaimiDg8 the University had the
E8 MorsEs. May 7. Coker F. Clark
'on, or the Des Moines Rtgitter, and
father of Assistant Postmaster General
J. S. Clarfcflon, died last night.
A Prospective trlke.
ocottbdaijc, ra., May 7. mere is a
prospect of a strike of 8,000 colliers if the
Valley Coke works, closed down Satur
day, are not reopened. Tbe proprietors
claim the men are not filling wagons ac
cording to agreement.
$ C'olllem Entooabed.
London, May 7. Fire in the Lanca
shire colliery this morning resulted in tbe
entombment of 350 miners. A relief
movement ia in progress and will pro b as I
bly be successful.
Awful Work of a Pitiless Fire
TITTY UTS ATIOS CREMATED ALIVE.
A Crowded Asylum Aflame and Soma of
Its Inmates Refuso To Be Saved Dread
ful Sights at the Windows of the Build
ing -The Boomed People Jabber at the
Borror-Strlcken Onlooker Through the
Bars and Then Are Swallowed l"p by
the Seething Flames A Fire Chiefs Ter
Loxgce Poixte, Que., May 7. A long
line of gaunt towers and a mass of blazing
debris is all that is left of the Longue
Polnte lunatic asylum, and the horrible
sights that were witnessed during the de
struction of the building yesterday will
never be forgotten by the spectators,
though to the lunatics it was a time of su
preme glee, and in their delight they dis
ported themselves amid flames and waved
their arms in turbulent satisfaction at the
ruin that was being wrought. Not until
the walls tumbled over their heads were
their maniacal screams silenced. There
were incarcerated in the asylum 1,300 luna
tics; for the place was more like a prison
than a hospital.
Two Hundred Maniacs Missing.
Last evening not more than 1,100 had
been accounted for, but many had escaped
Into fields and woods. The number of
dead is now purely a matter of conjecture,
and is not likely to ever be ascertained,
since no other record is kept than the asy
lum books, and these were destroyed in
the fire. Taking into consideration all
the evidence from firemen, half-sane in
mates, the Sisters, by-standers, and per
sonal olservation it is a conservative esti
mate ta5A- tltfrtylOO vig&ms met their
death in tho flames, although some assert
that the number is 200.
Fire Engines of Little Vse.
At five minutes before 12 a telegram was
received in Montreal imploring assistance.
This could not be given without consult
ing Mayor Grenier, who was found at the
Banque du Peuple. The mayor at once
ordered engines to be dispatched. One en
gine and two reels were soon started and
they were quickly on the spot, but might
as well have remained at home, for in five
minutes they had exhausted the water
supply. The fire started in the second
ward on the women's side in the upper
story, and its spread was hastened by lon
eitudinnl ventilation shafts connected
with the towers. The flames soon an
peared blazing through the roof in the
center of each tower. When the firemen
arrived tbe dome of one tower had lust
fallen ai-J the flames were bursting out
everywhere. Streams were laid on and
while they lasted some good was done, but
ttiatunsfora very brief space, and then
the Iiorrorof the situation was revealed.
Uremlful Sights at the Window.
Meantime leds, furniture and utensils
were being thrown from windows, and
streams of ill-clad men poured out of the
eastern wing, not one male patient being
leio. .niong trie women it was ditferent.
The less hopeless cases were treated in the
lower wards, and these persons were re
moved without difficulty; but from the
upper wards, where the violent patients
were continwl. there came the wildest
screams, as the unfortunates resisted the
effort. of the nuus in making their escape.
At the windows the maniacs could be seen
peering through the bars, jabberine until
tl ey were enveloped in the flames and
compelled to release their hold and drop
1.. .. : . . , ,
lku;k imu i uk cauiuron.
Twnty-FIe Victims In One Croup.
"When the firemen found they were pow
erless to save the building they turned
their attention to tbe Inmates and burst
in tbe doors with axes. Chief Bennett
says it was such a sight as no fireman ever
before witnessed. In one hall he entered
there were twenty-five patients, and at his
apptoach they huddled and clusped them
selves together like a pack of beasts, lie
seized the nearest. "But," said the chief,
"I could no more separate tbe crowd than
I could separate the parts of one's body."
He tugged at them until the fired darted
Into their garments and enfolded them in
a shroud of flames.
Four Nuns Lose Their Lives.
One of the tertiary nuns, Soeur Marie,
had ln asleep in the sick infirmary on
the fifth floor, and to her rescue hurried
three others. They seized tbiUr companion,
and bore her in a blanket to the staircase,
but there they were met by a sheet of
flame, and all four perished. Their names
were Soeurs Marie, Demons, Kgilbert and
Luniiene. None of them was over io years
of age. All came from parishes below
Wuebec. ihe sisters worked most hero
ically, imploring and commanding pa
tients, and in spite of the disadvantageous
circumstances succeeded in rescuing a
large numncr. bister Therese, the superi
oress, has been in poor health, and it is
feared that the shock may prove fatal to
her. Drs. Bourque and Baralet remained
at the work of rescue until exhausted, and
were carried out unconscious.
In lrral of the Escaped I.nnatlrs.
The patients who had fled from the burn
ing building wandered about aimlessly,
clud in scant garments, many of them ver
itable Ophelius in their funtastic dress.
When released many of them wept for joy
and bounded like deer across fields to the
woods. Patients of both sexes escaped
and though a cordon of police was formed
not ell the patients were included, and
horribly suggestive rumors were brought
in by tho people who came through the
woods to the scene of the diaster. A new
dread has come upon the inhabitants from
the presence of so many escaped lunatics,
and they will count themselves fortunate
if they are not visited by a series of such
crime as only madmen can devise.
Latest Estimate at the Ieud.
Later. The death-roll is now estimated
at fifty, though many more are missing. It
Is feared that seven tertiary nuns are
burned. Three more are missing.
Was to Have Bean Expected.
The management of the pauper insane
has been a long-standing cause of shame
to the province of Quebec. The unfor
tunates have been farmed out to nuns at
tlOO a head tier year, and the aim seems to
have been to keep them as cheaply as pos
sible and with the least possible outlay
for buildings or repairs. While the most
urgent bodily wants of the patients have
been supplied, no attempt has been made
at systematic medical treatment. For
years the government has been urged to
adopt a modornized treatment of the in
Utte, and last summer the mother supe
F was sent abroad to ascertain If any
improvements could be adopted from sim
ilar institutions in Europe, but nothing of
value seems to have resulted from the voy
age. Cost of the Building.
The buildings cost (700,000 and were in
sured by the government for 1300,000 in
the Koyal Insurance company. This sum
had been reinsured in eighteen local com
panies in sums varying from $5,000 to t23,
000. THEY BLEW OUT THE GAS.
Death Gather In Three and Probably
Four Two Married Couples.
Chicago, May 7. A man and woman
supposed, by papers found on their per
sons, to be Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Edwards,
of Rollins, Ills., were found yesterday aft
ernoon lying on the bed in a room at the
Le Grand hotel, 39 Wells street, overcome
by gas, which was pouring into the room
from an open jet. Efforts were made to
revive them, but in the case of the man it
proved useless. The woman, after two
hours of hard work, showed some signs of
life and posaibly may recover, although it
lgnot likely. It la thought that when
they retired Monday night they b Tew out
Tragical End to a Wedding Tl I p.
Grand Island, Neb., May 7.--C. M.
Burt and his bride.of Fairfield, Neb. .arrived
here Monday night on their weddi ag trip
and took rooms at the hotel Dunpl y. Yes
terday morning Mrs. Burt was found
dead in bed, and Mr. Burt unco iscious,
with no hope of recovery- The i;as had
been blown out.
THE TERRIBLE HYDROPHOBIA.
A Young tiirl of 19. Bitten Seven Yeare
Ago, In Breadful Agonjr.
Cleveland, O., May 7. A special to
The Press from Alliance, O., says: Seven
years ago a dog bit Laura Grim, the 12-year-old
daughter of a wealthy far ner liv
ing at Harrisburg, Stark county, eight
miles west of here. The wound healed and
nothing more was thought of it until a
week ago, when she was attacked by un
doubted symptoms of hydrophobia. She
is now a raving maniac, having trrible
paroxysms at the sight of water. She
foams at the mouth, snaps viciously at
every one who comes near, and has to be
chained to the floor.
Talk of Smothering the SuflVrer,
Thysicians can do nt thing, aid the
girl's mother is almost insane from grief
and fear. There is serious talk of si adher
ing the victim, as her case is hopeless and
it would put her out of agony. Tht- neigh
borhood is greatly excited, for the c og had
bitten several other children.
BADE BECK'S ASHES ADIEU.
The Nation's Legislators ray Their Col
league's Remains a Farewell Honor.
Washington City, May 7. The funeral
of the late Senator Beck occupied the at
tention of congress yesterday. Tho body
was borne to the senate chamber tt 10 a.
m., and when placed in its position was
covered with floral tributes, among them
a wreath of lilies and roses from Prisident
and Mrs. Harrison, a wreath of ivy leaves
from Sir. and Mrs. Logan Tucker; a
wreath of lilies of the valley from Senator
and Mrs. Vance; a bunch of rosen from
Laura Lee Cox, and a pillow of roses,
maiden hair fern and ivy from Laut a Hill-
The Funeral Ceremonies.
The senate journal was read and the or
der of ceremonies ordered entered tiierein.
and after recess the senate was cabled to
order at 12:30. The chamber soon filled
with senators and representatives, end in
the galleries were the foreign mi listers
and many other distinguished ieople,
About 12:50 President Harrison entered,
the assemblage rising until he was seated.
The funeral ceremonies then began and
consisted of reading of the Scriptures and
prayers. They were very simple at d did
not last more than fifteen minutes The
body was then borne to the railway sta
tion and sent on its way to its rest in
Tamp Weather for Base Ball.
Chic Alio. May 7. Rain interfered with
the base ball playing yesterdav. The
scores recorded were: league: A:, Chi
cago Cincinnati 5, Chicago ti: all other
games postponed rain. Attendarce at
Chicago: lx-aictie, 341; Brotherhood, 1,500.
Brotherhood: At Chicago Chicago 14,.
Pittsburgh: all other games postpoued
American: At Syracuse Syracuse S,
Rochester 2; at Columbus Columbus 0,
St. I.ouis .; games at loledo aud I '.rook
lyn postponed rain.
Western: At I)ei Moines Milwaukee 9,
Pes Moines 5; at Minneapolis St, Pul 1,
Minneapolis 5; games at Sioux Citj- and
Omaha iost poued wet grounds.
Illinois Republican Polities.
Cuicauo, May 7. The Republican state
central committee completed its business
yesterday by fixing June 24 as the date and
Springfield as the place for the state con
vention. A telegram was received from
Senator Cullom saying that the party
must organize for victory: a letter from
Senator Fui well saying that the fall con
test will be largely in Chicago and that it
is a Republican city if Republicans are
united, and a letter from -Cwcle IHck?
Ogleaby, iu which he told the committee
that there was nothing the matter with
Illinois. Resolutions eulogist ic of the late
Editor Shuman were adopted by a r sing
vote. The ratio of representation it. the
convention is to be one delegate for very
400 votes or majority fraction cast for
Meeting or Y. M. f. A. Men.
Nashville. Tenn.. Mav 7 The t wen
tieth annual conference of the general sec
retaries or the Y. M. C. A. of the Vi ited
States and Canada opened in the hall of
the house of representatives at 7:.S0 o'clock
last eveniirg. Four hundred delegate., are
present. The general chairman and
secretary rf the executive com mi tee,
Mr. Georfire T. Howser of rineinnnH tiro.
sided. After the formal organization, Mr.
T. T. Bowne, of the School of Christian
'Workers At. Srn' n ctmIi! Muuu n.
per discussing the question of "Are We
Called to a Life of Work?"
A Letter from Dr. Feters.
Berlin, May 7. The Emin relief om-
m it tee has received a letter from Dr.
Peters in which he says that he ascended
the Tana river and camped from Nov. 16
to Nov. 26 in the Manomi mountains. He
made an attempt to bridge the Tana ri'-er,
but failed and traversed the right bank to
Kikuju, through Likspta and thenc;to
Lake Baringo. Dr. Peters aud his pt rty
had frequent engagements with the na
tives and defeated them. They reached
Aljemps on 1-ake Baringo, on Jan. 7 imd
started for Victoria Nyanza on Jan. 13
An Off-Colcirfd Marriage Comes to Grief.
New Haven, Conn., May 7. Mrs. Van
Phou Lee, the young New Haven girl, who
in 1887 miirried Yan Phou Lee shoitly
after his graduation from Yale, has filed
a petition for a divorce, alleging adultery.
Yan Phou Lee is the son of a Chinese no
bleman. After graduating he did contid
erable literary work, and recently atar ed
an English-Chinese Sunday school pajier
in New York city. Mrs. Lee was formerly
Miss Elizabeth Maud Jerome, daughter of
Mrs. E. Gilbert Jerome.
Quite a Considerable Oversight.
FlTTBCHG, May 7. The agent of the
Denny estate, owners of the National
league bese ball grounds (Recreation par i),
yesterday issued a warrant and levied on
all of tbe goods within the park enclost re
to satisfy cine months' rent, amount) lg
to f3,000. Thirty days are allowed the bt se
ball people to pay the bill. Mr. Nimi :k
aays that tbe matter has been overlook 3d
and will be settled at once.
Sewing Machine Works Burned.
Newakk, N. J., May 7. The Singer Sa v
ing Machine works, at Elizabethport, X.
J., covering two acres of ground, were il
most wholly destroyed by fire last nigtt,
together with a considerable amount tt
railroad property adjoining. The worla
employed 8.000 hands. The loss is put ut
13,000,000, fully insured.
A Gtft to the Lutheran Church.
Washington Crrr, May 7. Queers
Chapel furm, containing twenty -seven
acres, has been presented to the Luthera n
church as a site for a home for the aged.
The gift comes from Mrs. Sarah TJtermehl i,
a member of the Church of the Keformit
Earnings of the Atohisou.
Chicago, May 5. The Atchison 8tat
ment for March shows: Gross earning-i,
9,625,148; increase, SC'0,370; net earning!),
$871,760; increase, 1513,058; gross earnings
per mile, rttl,U21; increase V,4s0; net earr
ings per inile,tl2,201; increase, 17,292.
Seasonable Weather In Illinois.
Marengo, Ills., May 7. Two inches cf
snow fell last night, and at midnight it
was still snowing. Advices from several
points in Illinois report heavy frosts, anil
much damage to fruita. .
Kaiser Wilhelm is Listening tc
WHAT HE RAID TO THE REICHSTAG
The Chicago Carpenters Will Go to Worl
Terms of the Agreement A Glgantl
Miners' Strike Threatened In Illinois
Tbljy Thousand Colliers Involved
Views of a Chicago Coal pealer Glean
ings from the Labor Field.
Berlin, May 7. The German relcbstag
was opened by Emperor William in person
yesterday. In his speech the emperor de
clared himself in favor of peace, express
ing the conviction that he would succeeo
in securing the confidence of the powers it
the pacific policy of Germany. He de
voted a great portion of his speech to thi
labor question. Alluding to the recent
troubles, he said: "The momentous and
significant strike movements which dur
ing the year have agitated all Europe at
well as the empire, suggest a rigid exam
ination into the question aa to whethef,
under the laws of existing state organiza
tions, adequate account is taken of tht
justifiable aspirations and reasonable de
mands of the working people.
The Questions That Are Tressing.
"The phases of the great industrial ques
tion which claim the foremost attcntior
of the reiehstag are those of the Sundaj
rest and the hours and conditions of female
and child lalwr. The legal provisions
which have lieen devised with a view tc
the protection of the working people
against those dangers which threatens theli
lives, health and moral are susceptible tc
amendment So, too, are the laws relative
to the issuance of regulations for the gov
ernment or labor matter.
Kduvatlon nnd Arbitration.
'The rules concerning the compilation
and distribution of school books forth
use of the children of workingmen also re
quire supplementary action in order that
parental authority may be judiciously
used in curbing the increasing spirit of in
subordination among youthful workmen.
The government will introduce a bill
having in view the accomplishment of
these objects. It will also submit a meas
ure designed to better regulate the organi
sation of industrial courts of arbitration
so that they may be appealed to for the
settlement of disputes between masters
CARPENTERS' STRIKE ENDED.
The New Houses AsMK-iation at t'hic-ago
Settles Tt it h the Men.
Chicago, May 7. Both the Boss Carpen
ters' and Builders' association and the Car
penters' council have ratifled the action of
the arbitration committees, and the men
will lie ordered back to work. The lasis
of the settlement is as follows. Tiie eight
hour day is conceded; 35 cents an hour
will le the minimum rate of wages till
Aug. 1, after that date S7,W cents; each em
ployer can retain the apprentices he now
has and add one new one each year; the
union is definitely recognized; overtime
will lie regarded as time and one half,
Sunday work at double time; contractors
are prohibited from taking sub contracts
from the old association; a joint arbitra
tion committee will settle the rate of wage
and adjust al. ditliculties at the beginning
of every seiison.
The Mulders on the "Black Road."
There are strikes and rumors of strikes
in various pnrtf of the city, but the only
one of iiiiHirtaii(-e is thut otthe molders in
the "Black Hoad" district. There are l,7ot
of them, and the employers will concede
nothing. Kverj thing is quiet., however:
indeed it could note well lie otherwis as nr,
attempt has been niacin to fill the 4rikers'
GREAT STRIKE OF MINERS.
Thirty Thmis.-ind In Illinois Almost Sun
to Quit Work.
LHI'At;n, .Vsv .. 1 here now seems t3
be no prospect of a settlement of the coal
miners' dillictilties, and it is very probable
that SMitHl coal miners iu Illinois will soon
go on a strike for an increase of 71i,' ceuts a
ton for digging. A. L. Sweet, one of the
most extensive coal opearators in the
state, said in an interview yesterday
that it was imjHisilile for the op
erators to grant the advance aud
that the indications were for a protracted
strike. "1 heir wages, said Mr. Sweet, 'al
ready almost eat up the profit, and the
idea that we can stand a raise of 71 cents
is nonsensical. Twelve thousand miners in
northern Illinois are now out. Should a
general strike take place it will necessi
tate the use of eastern coal here, and con
sequently raise the price temporarily.
Lyman Abbott on the Labor Question.
New Yojik, May 7. At the spring meet
ing of the New York and Brooklyn Associa
tion of Congregational churches yesterday
Dr. I.yman Abbott said: "lam a thor
ough believer in the eight-hour movement
Under the present system a man becomes
a bit of machinery. Eight hours is as long
as any man should lie a drudge. Any
system which makes a man work twelve
hours a day is dishonest, because it is
grinding a man's body for his lalmr. That
labor is a commodity and should lie hired
for what you can get it for."
War Between Labor Villous.
Ltnn, Mass., May 7. The Haverhill
quarrel has reached here, and war is de
clared in tbe heart of the Knights of La
bor shoe district against the International
Boot and Shoe Workers' union, which has
gained a foothold in B. G. Patten's shoe
factory. Monduy walking delegates of the
K. of L. ordered out all the knights em
ployed in that factory, because of the
firm's ref usul to discharge an internation
Threatened with a Boycott.
Philadelphia, May 7. Letters were
sent yesterday to the master builders, who
are holding out against the demands of
their men for an increase in wages, noti
fying them that if they did not by 10
o'clock to-day concede the demands of the
strikers a certain plan which had been
formulated would be put into operation.
I His plan is simply a ' boycott, in all that
the word implies, on the stubborn bosses.
Trouble in a Cotton Mill.
FALL Kiver. Mass.. Mav 7. There ia
trouble between the management and em
ployes of the Iron Works mill here on ac
count, ui Liie weavers uemg uuuuieto mul
62 cuts A dn v on eitrbt looms Revornl tnut.
CM have been discharged and trouble is
Postponed Action on the Pension Bill.
Washington Citt, May 7. The senate
committee on pensions held a meeting
yesterday morning to consider the substi
tute adopted by the house for the senate
dependent pension bill. No conclusion
waa reached, and the committee postponed
action until Tuesday of next week. -Tbe
committee will likely report a disagree
ment, and ask a conference, with the house.
Washington Crrr, May 7, The senate
did no business yesterday, it being the day
of Senator Beck's funeral. Nothing was
done in the house except the introduction
of a few bills one amendment of the inter
state commerce law intended to meet the
supreme court decision on "original pack
ages" of tanglefoot, and a bill to establish
a life saving station at Saugatuck, Mich.
' Smuggled American Tobacco.
London, May 7. The excise of officers
at Southampton made a raid upon a ware
house filled with recently imported goods
yesterday with the result of discovering a
large - quantity of American tobacco,
which had been smuggled in under mani
fests calling for goods bearing a much
lower duty. The tobacco waa seised and
the consignees will be prosecuted.
DEEDS OF BLOOD.
Two . Dual Tragedies of the
CHILD MTJBDEK AND THEN SUICIDE
A. Father Kills Himself and Ianghter and
a Mother Commits a Like Crime The
Second Wife of a Bigamist Tricks the
Jailor and Releases Him Only to See
Him Re-Captured Chivalrous South
Carolinians Criminal Notes.
Foxboro, Mass., May 7. A man named
Cromack murdered hislS-year-old daughter
yesterday, and then killed himself. He
was a victim of morphine, and probably
insane. After the other members of the
family had gone to work in the Bemis Hat
factory yesterday morning Cromack went
to tbe school where the daughter was a
pupil and got her excused. They went
home together, and when the other mem
bers of the family returned home last
evening they found the father and daugh
ter dead side by side on a bed. The girl
had been shot in the bead, and Cromack
had both shot himself aud cut flfs throat
with a razor.
The Mother in This Cuse.
Teavf.r, Cal., May 7. Monday uight
Mrs. T. A. Bresler strangled her 11-year-old
daughter and then kilhid herself with
an axe, striking herself repeatedly in the
head with it.. She was evidently insane, as
no other reason is known for the crime.
IT WAS AN UTTER FAILURE.
A Bigamist Set Free by a Sharp Trick,
but Later Recaptured.
MlDDl.ETOWN, N. Y., Jlay 7. Monday
Ernest Utter, nn Otiisiiio and Western
railroad brakeman, was held to await the
action of the grand jury on the charge ofsk
bigamy and was to have been taken to
Goshen yesterday morning. Monday night
wife No. 2, heavily veiled, accompanied by
Lizzie Utter, a sister; Velie Utter, a broth
er, and Charles Clark, a friend, entered
the lock-up and asked permission to talk
privately with Utter. The privilege was
accorded and in due course of time the
party passed from the bviilding.
An Old Trif-k Played In Vain.
Yesterday morniug the attendant of the
prison went to feed Utter, but found wife
No. 2 seated in the cell, wearing Utter's
clothes. The conspiring friends were ar
rested and while In-ing arraigned Ix-fore
the recorder in the afternoon f.ir aiding
and aliening the escape of a prisoner, a
detective entered court with Utter, who
had been captured at Uuionville, N. J.,
where he stopped to rest, feeling secure, as
he thought he was across the Jersey liue.
MURDER OR SUICIDE.
An Illinois 'Wife IteotiiiK n.l.-r Very
MoKiiis, Ills., Mav 7. Particulars have
just reached here of a probable murder
committed at Braceville, a mining town.
Friday morniug Anton Hcinakcrs body,
with two bullet holes in it, was found by a
watchman in a coal shaft. Pistol shots
had been heard at his house at 5 o'clock in
the evening, and Kcinaker was soon by
neighliors to run from the house and to
ward tbe shaft, while bis wife stood in the
door and laughed at him.
Believed the Woman's Story.
Mrs. Kcinaker was arrested, charged as
a principal or accessory in the shooting.
She was known to despise her husband
and to have formed an intimate friend
ship with a young boarder in the family.
At the inquest Mrs. Reinaker testified that
after attempting to shoot her, her husband
had shot himself. She was discharged.
Ijiw-Abiding South Carolinian.
Columbia, S. C, May 7. Governor
Richardson lias lioeu notified that John T.
Graham, the attorney for the lynched ne-
grolaphart, has fled from Iexington from
a mob that threatened his life, and that
there were about, fiftvroen in the town
some of whom were surrounding the house
of Craham, where his wife and children
were. The temper of the mob indicated
that if they attacked the house they would
nave respect lor neither sex nor age, and
the governor was requested to send protec
tion for those jsHiple. The governor im
mediately telegraphed the sheriff to guard
Graham's house, and protect the inmates
with a jxisse, and that tbe sheriff would lie
held responsible for the safety of Mrs. Gra
ham and her children.
Whisky f'anses a Murder.
Trsoil.A, 111., May 7. A murder was
committed near IIunilH.lt Monday uikjht
that has created considerable excitement
and caused many threats of lynching. It
is alleged that while three prominent
young farmers of thut vicinity were on
their wav home at a late hour one of them.
James Kogers, was set upon by the other
two Alfred Campls-ll and George King
and lieaten t death with lulw. They
were all intoxicated and had with them a
jug of whisky. Campliell is iu jail.
Itrnke the Hank and Went to Cuba.
Berlin, Wis., May 7. The mystery con
nected with the assignment -of the well
known banking house of C. A. Mather &
Co. was settled yesterday morning, when
a letter was received from J. M. llawlev,
the missing junior partuer. The letter
was written at Chicago Saturday evcuiug.
Hawley admitted that his speculations cm
the board of trade were the cause of the
failure, and thst ho was on his way to
A Jealous Husband Shot.
IlrxTINCDON, ra., May 7. James Davis,
aged 53, an engineer on the Lucy Furnace
railroad, was shot and fatally wounded
yesterday by his friend, William Say. He
had accused-Say of nn improper intimacy
with Mrs. Davis, and had attacked him
with a knife. Say apparently fired in self-defense.
Davis was intoxicated at the time.
Arrest of a Defanlter.
Denver, Colo., May 7. Ko'ocrt Nickel,
the cashier of J. M. Berkey & Co., a
real estate and investment company,
has been arrested, charged with lieing a
defaulter. It is thought that the amount
of the def alcat ion will reach between $5,
000 and $9,1)00. Gambling is supposed to
be tbe causey
BRITISH AID AND COMFORT
For tbe Advocates of Silver iu the t'nlted
LoNlKiN, May 7. Mr. Ileury H. Gibbs,
formerly governor of tie Bank of England
and now president of tbe Bimetallic
league, has sent the following cablegram
to Senator Jones, of Nevada, in the name
of the Bi metallic league: "The friends of
aiiver deeply regret the death of Senator
Beck, whose services in the cause of mone
tary reform are most warmly appreciated
on this Bide of the Atlantic. The Bi-met-allist
party of the United Kingdom, now
Including over 100 members of the house of
commons, attach the greatest value to the
debate about to commence in your illus
trious chamber. We fully recognize not
only that the support afforded to silver by
your legislation during the past twelve
years has helped to protect the industrial
world from an acute monetary crisis, but
also that the debates iu congress have
served more than all else to educate our
people to recognition of the iinportaut is
frorae Other Keneflts Kxpeeted.
"We believe also that the increased coin
age of silver contemplated by congress will
restore, wholly or considerably, your coin
age rates, and will thus make international
settlement of this complex question com
paratively easy. We anticipate further,
and with much coufidence, that tbe ad
vauce in the price uC silver, which must
follow your action will stimulate both the
export and the other trades of your
country, aCd, while tending to the pros
perity of your agricultural classes, will
also assist the manufacturing Industries
of the United Kingdom and the whole
body of our wage earners."
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
lT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt Krause's Clothing Emporium,
"5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
gT-Which are good Fitters
KnlWr Old for ll,is.rc of ltosiu..
B.Vh'-f AHI.E, Mas..., May 7. In the stipe
riorcoiirt i terday whs ln-nuii a breai-h-of
promise suit for ."'. damages,
brought by Mrs. Kli.a B. lMliver nainst
William M. Atkinson, of Provitn-etown.
The plsintitf is f.s years of , wlulo the
defendant is Ti, and the wealthiest resi
dent of I'i'oviiiceti.-wn.
Itailn ay aritit i- fur TiIal,aiii.
l.IMA. O , May T. A railway deal which
involves tho building .f IM miles of rail
road from I Killing'. N. M., to TohliibamHi
bay, out he l'ncilic t-o:it. was dosed here
yeMerday. The line is projected by li. C.
Faurot, of this city and ill be known as
the International railway.
Following are the quotation on the board
v'trmU- uwd.ty: Wi.eat - No .May oen-t
4-I0S4-1I ii-V; .tunc, i,-nNt tH1. flowed
; July. clo-cd Corn
-No. - Ma-, ors-tit-ii IMS'. iissl ;4V;
June. ocned :'nc, clise 1 M ',; July. (ieued
:lV4c, cl-.sel :.V.-. Oats-N-. 2 May, OiN-ri-d
aiac. c lir-ej : Jmif. ois-iir.l ltfd
SMw; July. i-iied -4r, rlo-wl iMrk
May, njielte.1 $Mi;i, clost-al $1.1 Id; June,
0)r-im1 tl;i.&"i. closed $U.2 .; July, oael HH.aD,
closed f 3..0. 1-anl -June, i -pein? 1 $.4i2u:ed
Live sto-k - t'niim Mm k J arils ril-es were
quoted as lollons: 1 cj-MrUtt opened
ai-tive anJ Mnnm. w th iirWs -iut steady;
lirflit grades.$4.ai-t4 27,ii. nuiitli ) kin(.'.J4.1 (,i
4. IS; mixed lots $ 4..0.. 4.SI. heavy p.rkiuianl
bhii pint! lots, J-4.JU iV.T'v
Cattle Market quit-t, nliout Meady: ta-eve,
$3.a i.VJi. cows and mixed, Jl.'O i.15-': a o-. k
ers and feeders, S J. 7.1 '4. 1.1; corn-fed Texans,
tS.HUiU'.!. Sheep Weak; Iu.tSSc Lsr;
muttons, $.'.(M!t.. lambs, J6.25i7.ii.
I"roduie: Butter-Finest creamery, 0&17o
per lb; fiut-st dairy, I-S jItc; parking stock,
5a6. Kcs-Strii U.v fres-h.llc per doz. Poul
try Ch-ckens, styi'-flc per lb; spring chickens,
$i00.2.50 lr dor: turkeys, 3.l4n per lb:
d'lcks, 11(3 1 ct- cse f4tW6.tW perdc. Pota
toes nn track - t'oinnion and mixd.25li3te per
bn; IVc'Uvs.'.lVisor per bu: Heanty of Hebron.
4fc4.V T bu: H,ir!iik-, 4S,vil ir bu. II i
nois sweet potatoes, woo l to ch ii-e. J3.ai"ft3 75
ier bb . Apples Fair to cho ce. 5 MJ kl.no per
New York, Slay 6.
Wheat -No. 2 red winter, $1 lJt.V4 cash;
do June, Wc; do July, tCHic; do August. 3c.
Corn No. 2 mixed cash, 444c; uo May,
4"H(c;do June, lir: do July, 42&4C Oats
Strong and quit: No. 2 mixed cash, SHc;
do May, ICW-; do June. i ls Kye Vuict
out steady; western, Mifstc. . Farley Un
changed. Pork Moderate demand, firm;
mess, J12.'3.1i;5 for old. Ijird-Uull and
lower, July, 16.70; August, fx.Hil.
Live Stoci: Cattle No trading iu beeves;
ilremed beef firm; native aides, tttf74c S.
Sheep aud Lambs Market nearly nominal;
feeling weak; clipped sheep, $5.55 f HI) 8 s.
Hjg Nominally steady; live hos, f 4.0U4.4.7U
t ltW Kg.
HavT'YtlAnfl nntirU, i7 Vt
Hay TUnotoy (ti BO.
Hy Wild. 3 0JJ4 t.v-Oorn-S4cc.
Cord WoodSS B f4.(0.
Th is powder never varies. A marvel of' 'purlt r
strength and Wbolesomness. More economics'
than the ordinary kinds, aud cannot be sold la
eompentioa irtia ike SBQlUtuds of low test, short
weight alnm or pr paosphsts powder . Sold one
stsMi. Botai. Baku Powdsh Co., 10s Wafi
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SEGOJSTXD .VEISTTJE.
J3. BIRKENF E L i J,
2(111 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCnOOL BOOK3 AND SCHOOL SUPPLIEi "
t5CAIl ThA J""" ''V'01" in ,he trilti.s. inadr from pure rr.
H-Ba l.&iWfl nd nvrej wituali tiie popular nvr. in ui iu m,:, i
F. L. BILLS,
No. 32G Brady Street, Davenport,
HAS A CHOICE ((ELECTION OK
Ooo.1t delivtrtrd to .11 parts of the throe cities free ofebar-e.
F. C. HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue,
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would oe pleased to see his Mends. '
Ah kinds of drinks u well as ale ud Porter, and tbe well knn. h-iv
air place In ihe city wbe . you can get it. Roast Beef Lunce evw J.v m SVJ 'nd f''
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand Goods
OF KVBRT DESCRIPTION.
The nlshetorieacald for roods of UTkinJ. Will trade, stU or baj anything. -
No. 1614 Secocd Avenue.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MlinjFACTVBM 0? CSACH&I ASS BIICUITI.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best
-Special ties; The Christy M0TBmM and the Chriaty "WATBE."
; ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Rock Island, III.